Best type of underlay for chipboard subfloor?

19 Jul 2013
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United Kingdom
Hi, I'm about to lay some laminate in two rooms (nursery and an office) and wanted to ask you guys what type of underlay you think will be best to use for rooms like this. Neither room will get a lot of traffic. Both rooms are upstairs. Both rooms have chipboard sub-floors and look pretty flat with no major bumps.

Not sure if I should be avoiding underlays with damp proof membrane as it's upstairs/has a chipboard sub-floor?

Can anyone recommend a good underlay that's readily available at DIY / flooring stores?
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Sounds like you only need underlay act as a cushion between chipboard and laminate, just get the standard underlay on a roll from any flooring/diy outlet.
Hi, thanks for getting back to me. Yeah, In the end I went for a roll of basic 3mm underlay from Screwfix. Think it's called Accoustalay. There's no DPM, and it supposedly reduces noise slightly. Cheap and cheerful, seems to have done the job nicely.



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